I made some BBQ ribs the other day. They were the BEST BBQ Ribs ever! For the recipe: CLICK HERE Hours of cooking and grilling. I basted them in barbecue sauce over and over again. The meat was so tender that it was falling off the bone. When you slave for hours over something THAT delectable, you want to pair it with the right kind of wine. Here’s what I drank with my yummy, awesome, delicious, and amazing BBQ ribs: Four Vines Biker Zinfandel 2011
Four Vines Biker Zinfandel 2011($24)
Alcohol 14.8% by volume. This wine is from California’s Paso Robles. The wines coming out from this area are getting better by the vintage. On the nose, Four Vines Biker Zinfandel is robust with blackberries and cherries. I know that really doesn’t give you much, but I’m a wine bouquet lover. This bouquet is worth sniff, sniff, sniffing for a while. It’s a little smoky, a little peppery on the tongue. Perfect pairing for my smoky BBQ ribs. It’s jammy with strong flavors of blackberries and plenty of spices. The spice continues well into a long, lingering finish. Overall, this is a very well structured wine. I would also pair Four Vines Biker Zinfandel with beef fajitas or a spicy meat and potatoes dish. Definitely worth living in “zin” for a glass or two. 😉
Notes from the Winemaker:
“Exceptional Zinfandel from Dusi and Preston vineyards + bold additions of Grenache (8%), Tannat (6%), Mourvedre (5%), Syrah (3%) and a splash of Petite Sirah (2%) keep this vintage storming through a gauntlet of aromas and flavors.
On the nose, legendary blackberry aromas mix with cherries, plums, menthol, white pepper, and a touch of meaty black olives. The palate follows with boysenberries and smoky char to balance the fruit. We didn’t pull any punches here. And we like it that way. Biker rocks!”
Cheers! Santé! Salud!
Disclosure: I received a media sample for editorial purposes.